Friday, April 22, 2011

Slowly advancing...

The resources panel has been redesigned, and now accepts Drag and Drop for quick importing of files. Multiple files can be imported on the same operation (that is, once I write the part for actually importing a file), and if accidentally you import 100 files, you're presented with a confirmation dialog.

In other news, I've decided to switch the project file format from XML to JSON. It's just much easier to handle.

Argh, there's so much to do, and I don't know where to start!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Status update

Just wanted to tell you people that I'm still alive, and the project's getting a healthy recovery. It's still very weak, but I'm gaining pace and some functions that were forgotten are being implemented right now.

I hope to have a functional playback controller soon (still without codec support, unfortunately).

Read the official blog for more info.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Personal situations update: July 10, 2009

Hello. Just wanted to update you and tell you that Saya is NOT dead... by an inch.

The depression came back, but this time I've really managed to overcome it. It has been a very chaotic month. I began to feel lonely and in desperate need to seek a girlfriend. My delusions had made me believe that I could never find a girlfriend (in part because of my own depression), but thanks to a huge effort involving courage, asking girls out through third parties and joining several social networking websites, my self-esteem has finally stabilized to a non-negligible positive value.

On the other hand, I got a job! And a very good one. Not very good financially speaking, but one without excessive stress and which will allow me to occasionally work SOHO (at home).

Today is one of those days. I got a terrible stomach sickness (I'll omit the gross details) today's morning, and I had to stay at home. Even with a huge pressure to have the work finished by this monday, I feel fine. I've also upgraded my copy of Code::Blocks (which now has a lot of very-needed features) allowing me to code without problems.

This is where things are getting interesting. The combination of programming seriously while listening to my favorite music at home, has given me a second boost in the desire to keep working on Saya.

Unfortunately, i have very little time left. But at least Saya is getting a ray of hope as an in-hiatus project. Don't despair!

Maybe in a couple of months, if everything goes well, I'll be able to get back to work on the project.

I'd also like to thank everyone for their kind words of support during my darkest hours. Thanks to you, and to everyone who prayed for me, I'm still alive, and kicking!

Thank you all!

Sincerely,
Rick.

P.S. Receiving some money would also help. If someone charitative wants to give a poor programmer some financial support, he's welcome to do so ;-)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The depression is over!


NEW LIFE, HERE I COME!


A week ago I joined okcupid.com, an online dating site based on questionaires so that you can find your match based on politics, moral, hygiene, religion, common interests, sexual tastes, attitudes towards life and whatnot. Answering over 1000 multiple-choice questions has helped me know myself and boost my self-esteem. I no longer feel lonely or doomed to die abandoned by everyone. I go to bed with hope instead of pain, and wake up with joy instead of the burden of having to live another day.

FINALLY, I am free!!

If a nerd girl (otaku preferred) wants to become my girlfriend and lives in Mexico City, feel free to visit my dating profile.

Anyway. My current job is still going to be very demanding for the next two weeks. Maybe then I'll be able to resume work on Saya.

Until then, so long!

Monday, June 1, 2009

First day at job

At least I got a new job, but I'm beginning to understand that phrase about earning the bread with one's sweat.

The job was supposed to be from 9 to 6, but due to schedule reasons, I'll have to be from 8 to 7, AND 4 additional hours on weekends. At least for these two weeks.

I don't think I'll be able to work on Saya for a while.

I'm beginning to wonder if the project is doomed to failure due to lack of time. Sigh.

Friday, May 29, 2009

I GOT A JOB!!!

Expect a couple of weeks so I can stabilize, and I'll be working on Saya again. Now... what was I doing before I suspended activities? :(

Anyway. Let's hope we haven't lost much time, and the Pitivi guys are really putting money into it. We cannot lose to them!!

Thanks for your prayers, everyone.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Need to check my vision...

Just this evening, I noticed that reading seemed to be more difficult for me. I noticed that straight lines look wavy on the center of my vision when I look through the right eye.

I need to go to a doctor ASAP. Let's hope I don't wake up blind by tomorrow.

Jesus.

Update (one hour later): I got to bed and one hour later I realized my eye had been hurting a bit this day. I noticed because it stopped hurting. I can see normally again! :D

Thank God!

I guess I need to check myself for hypertension then.